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I'm in the process of stripping a GTV and was considering having the glass taken out of it in case I ever need it.
Have been quoted 75 to remove the windscreen, back window and the two small back windows.
Any thoughts on whether its worth doing or not?
I know if needed I have glass cover on my policy, but are windscreens/window glass etc still readily available for the GTV?
Has anyone had any recent experiences?
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75 is a bargain. I recently did the same and it took literally hours with a cheesewire to cut out the glass. If you have the space to store it all its a good idea. Windscreens are probably still available through glass replacement companies but I doubt rear and side are.
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Cost me 150 pounds to have all the windows removed for my respray and then put back in afterwards

its the going rate i guess its 2 to 3 hours labour
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Did you see them do it? I'd love to know if there's an easier way then hand sawing. The rear and side glass are bonded to the rubber so did you find some new seals?
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no i didnt see them do it and yes they are bonded in at the rear sides, No idea what method they used but no damage to glass or the surrounds
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75 is a bargain. I recently did the same and it took literally hours with a cheesewire to cut out the glass. If you have the space to store it all its a good idea. Windscreens are probably still available through glass replacement companies but I doubt rear and side are.
Thats pretty much what I was thinking just needed some reassurance that it was worth doing!
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Side windows are glass encapsulation, ie the glass is only supplied with the surround over moulded around the glass.
This has been common since the early 1990s
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Did you see them do it? I'd love to know if there's an easier way then hand sawing. The rear and side glass are bonded to the rubber so did you find some new seals?
The workshop manual specifies a technique that appears to use something very like those mutitools e.g.

https://www.bosch-do-it.com/gb/en/di...ols-199915.jsp

and using an end blade. The process is to remove the interior trim around the windows and use the tool to cut the adhesive, working all the way around the window taking care not to cut the locating lugs ( side windows ) or damage the bodywork ( if the car isn't being broken ).

Would a multitool work? Maybe ... In the illustrations it shows the blade with some form of depth stop but that could easily be added to a multitool blade.

The technique could also work for the rear window ( parcel shelf out ) but I'm not sure if the windscreen is possible without removing the dashboard.

See workshop manual Volume 2 section 70 pp 74 to 84.
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Interesting Peter. Never thought of a tool like that but does look easier said than done. When my other half had her Jazz done they used something like this
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The rear screen is encapsulated with the seal. I was advised you couldn't buy the seal separately, and had to buy the screen with it. This was 5 years ago and they were also a 4 figure cost, and allegedly not many left then, ensure you can get a new one before destroying the old seal
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